Joyce Murray, M.P.
Member of Parliament Vancouver Quadra, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, Parliament of Canada
Even before the Liberals won the last Federal election, Joyce was finding ways to make government greener, right under Stephen Harper’s nose, engaging multiple stakeholders and five embassies in a successful international conference on Climate Change, Security & Defence. And before that, as BC’s provincial environment minister, she set the stage for BC’s carbon tax and climate leadership in the early 2000s. Since assuming office 2 years ago, while others have focused on national environmental policies, Joyce has focused her considerable talents and understanding on the largest employer, landlord and purchaser in Canada – the Federal government – working across bureaucratic and ministerial silos to develop a framework for achieving greater GHG reductions across operations, with strong support from Treasury Board President Hon. Scott Brison. Her work contributed to new targets of 40% reduction by 2030, and 100% clean energy supply by 2025 for Public Services and Procurement Canada managed buildings. Her collaboration across departments, and with provincial, municipal, academic and American climate leaders, informed the creation of a new Centre for Greening Government (CGG) within the Treasury Board Secretariat. Its mandate is to develop and leverage partnerships, track reductions, coordinate efforts and drive government’s low-carbon results.